Meet Nick.

Nick got his first bike from Sears when he lived in southeast Alaska as a young child. But, between the 140 inches of rain each year and the steep grade of every nearby street, he never quite figured it out. A few years later, he moved to the Twin Cities, and finally found a passion for tearing around his neighborhood on two wheels.

Nick enjoys the unique sense of freedom you feel while cycling, as well as the opportunity it gives people to explore. “Biking is also a great way to travel, and I’m working to replace my car miles with bike miles. My 12-mile commute between southeast Iowa City to North Liberty on an electric pedal-assist bike has convinced me of the revolutionary power of the mode.” Want to try it out? Get in touch with Nick!

Favorite place to ride in Bike Iowa City

The Iowa River and Dubuque Street trails are great for commuting and recreation connections.

Favorite cycling event in Bike Iowa City

It’s the annual ride every fall when the University of Iowa and City of Iowa City close all the roads to cars for the Homecoming parade: riding down a car-free Jefferson Street is magic. I wish they hosted it more often. (I’m also fond of the excuse Farm Cycle offers to eat.)

You're ready for some grub after a ride. Where will we find you?

I’ve probably picked up a sandwich at New Pioneer and found a nice goose-free spot along the Iowa River for a picnic.

Bike organizations you're involved with

I was involved with Think Bicycles, served on an advisory board to RAGBRAI, and have supported the Iowa City Bike Library and Bicyclists of Iowa City.